Founded in 2004, this Yorkshire firm makes furniture that is used around the world. Through a combination of skilled craftsmen and modern manufacturing techniques at its workshop near Halifax, the company helps customers, who include Google and Microsoft, to create contemporary office environments. Cofounders Mark Hammond, 37, Kieron Bakewell, 39, and Matt Welsh, 40, sold a 50% non-controlling stake to US furniture giant Herman Miller in 2016 for an undisclosed sum. The firm opened showrooms in London in 2015 and Chicago last year, helping 2017 sales to hit £15.2m. It plans to start manufacturing in China to serve the growing Asian market.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank39
Companynaughtone
ActivityFurniture designer and manufacturer
LocationNorth Yorkshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years69.82%
Latest sales £000s*15,177
Staff34
Founded2004
Websitewww.naughtone.com

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